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Monday, May 7, 2007

May Retreat



Wow! I returned yesterday from a quilting retreat and my head is still buzzing with all the laughter, ideas and warm fuzzies from a great group of ladies. I knew I would arrive late on Thursday due to the drive from Chicago to IN and I was quite nervous. In fact, I almost didn't show up. Not knowing anyone and walking into a roomful of gals who either knew each other or had arrived at the same time everyone else had was quite intimidating. But, I pulled it together and went and am I ever glad I did! Not only did I accomplish a fair amount of quilting, but the comraderie and friendship was phenomenal! These gals came from all walks of life and ranged from 20-somethings to 70-somethings. The center is on a beautiful lake near our cottage and is primarily used for summer church camps for youth. The weather was perfect and we even got to see an outdoor wedding, complete with white dress, veil and white lawnchairs at lakeside just a few doors away. We all ate til we couldn't hold any more, laughed until we cried and some sewed until the wee hours of the morning. It doesn't get much better! I feel renewed! This is an annual event and I can't wait for the next time to come around again.

5 comments:

Kathy Wagner said...

I'm so glad you went! Isn't it just the best!?! I love quilting retreats and always feel renewed, just like you did!

Libby said...

Sounds like a great time - quilt retreats are just such fun.

Sweet P said...

Retreats are wonderful. I loved the one I went to last weekend. I have another one with a different group of quilters in June. So what did you work on?

Leigh said...

Life can't get much better than that can it?

atet said...

What a wonderful experience. I haven't been on a retreat yet, but boy do I want to!